Department of Earth Science and Engineering
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Earth and Planets
Research in this area focuses on understanding the deep Earth, surface processes and the evolution of solid bodies within our solar system. Find out more about earth and planets.
Petroleum Geoscience and Engineering
Research in this area focuses on petroleum reservoir engineering, petroleum geology, petroleum geophysics and carbon-dioxide capture and sequestration. Find out more about petroleum geoscience and engineering.
Energy, Environment, Modelling and Minerals
Research in this area focuses on modelling renewable energy supply, the sustainable production of earth resources, and mitigating environmental impacts and risks. Find out more about energy, environment, modelling and minerals.
Study Earth Science and Engineering
Interested in Earth Science?
Our department has been ranked 1st place as the top UK Geology department in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, and the Guardian University League Tables 2018. Results from the 2017 National Student Survey show 97% of students are overall satisfied with the quality of our degrees.
If you want to know more about studying in our department and about courses that are available to you, come along to:
- A Department of Earth Science and Engineering open day
- An Imperial College open day
- One of the Department of Earth Science and Engineering's summer Taster Days
The best possible training to enable the development of observational and field skills with the fundamental science required to understand Earth processes and systems. Find out more about undergraduate courses.
First class facilities and supervision with academic excellence. Find out more about postgraduate study.
Opportunities which cover the full range of Earth Science-related fields. Find out more about PhD opportunities in the Department.
11 January 2018Petroleum Experts' software donation supports our MSc students
13 December 2017ESE researchers set off to measure seismic activity in New Zealand
06 December 2017Autumn ESE Newsletter
28 November 2017Scientists show how Himalayan river system influenced ancient Indus…
01 February 2018, 12:45 – 14:00Seminar The origin of animals: Insights from the Ediacaran biota
08 February 2018, 12:45 – 14:00Seminar Systems approach to integrated water management
22 February 2018, 12:45 – 14:00Seminar Dr Olaf Kolditz, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
01 March 2018, 12:45 – 14:00Seminar Dr Sophie Nixon, University of Manchester